What’s really cool about Adobe AIR is that the extension for Dreamweaver lets you transform a web-based application into a desktop application. Users can then run the application on their desktops and, in some cases, without an Internet connection. I already have a couple of these applications running on my Ubuntu desktop.
For a quick, hands-on illustration of how Adobe AIR works, read the following tutorials:
- Create your first HTML-based AIR application with Dreamweaver
- Using the AIR Extension for Dreamweaver